LCM football player Marvis Brown
LC-M football player Ethan Reed
Kelly players Allonte Wingate, coach Jimmy Neale, and Ford Proctor
Kelly soccer player Paige Hooper signed with Texas.

National Signing Day has come and gone, and once again, many athletes from Southeast Texas will be headed to their respective colleges to continue playing sports while also getting an education.

Starting in Beaumont, West Brook High School had six players sign a National Letter of Intent to play college football, and two will stay close to home. Offensive lineman Ethan Cothen and tight end Sam McGee will play at Lamar.

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Rodney Randle Jr.

The Lamar Cardinals football team signed 23 high school standouts to National Letters of Intent and added three transfers. In one of the more balanced signing classes since the return of the program, the Cardinals brought in a wealth of talent on both sides of the ball. The 2015 class consists of 13 defensive players, 13 on the offensive side of the ball, and one athlete – Southlake Carroll product Tariq Gordon – comes to Beaumont listed as a receiver and defensive back.

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Some bad ideas never seem to go away, especially in the Texas Legislature. That is certainly the case with the voucher movement to divert taxpayer dollars to private or religious schools. It is a tough sell to a majority of legislators – and the citizens they represent – at a time when public education funding in this state is on the chopping block in every session.

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The Beaumont Civic Center will once again be the place to be on “Fat Tuesday,” Feb. 17, when the Sabine Area Restaurant Association (SARA) celebrates the 32nd annual Taste of the Triangle, an event that brings together dozens of restaurants and beverage companies sharing dining experiences from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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Paging all philanthropists and all those ready to have a good time. It’s time for the annual Anayat House Gala on Friday, March 6, at 7 p.m. inside the Event Centre (700 Crockett) in downtown Beaumont.

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